Friday, July 22, 2011
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 12:36 PM
"Setting a new standard in streaming entertainment, Roku today introduced Roku 2, a new family of streaming players. Available in three models - the Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD and Roku 2 XS - this new line brings popular casual games including Angry Birds to the TV alongside Roku's large and growing selection of entertainment. Roku 2 players also feature a sleek new design that's more energy-efficient than before, using less than two watts of power."
Roku has a special place in my tech-loving heart because of the M2000, my first network media player. And when I think about how trouble-free it was compared to the troublesome Logitech Squeezebox, I'm saddened that Roku exited this market to focus on TV-attached media players. But I digress...Roku is delivering much of the same content as the Boxee Box does, but they're doing it for half the price (or less). That's tough to beat - for but me, without ISO support, the Roku box won't find a place in my home.